Explore Sri Lanka Wildlife

27th Feb to 1st March 2020

Venue:
Yala - Srilanka
Price:
INR - 45,000/- INR

Capture 'O' Graphy offers you an opportunity to photograph birds and mammals in Yala National Park, one of the richest wildlife parks in Sri Lanka. There is a distinct character to Sri Lanka's national parks that will make you want to stay just longer.

Yala National Park in Sri Lanka is home to the highest density population of leopards in the world. Sighting Purple-faced Leaf Monkeys, Common Green Lizards and Sri Lankan pit vipers attracted to the heat of the tarmac is something to be excited. Yala is home to smaller numbers of Asian elephants, Ruddy Mongoose, Stripe-necked Mongoose, Buffalo, Wild Boar and many species of birds including Black-necked Stork, Indian Peafowl, Crested Serpent Eagle, Malabar Pied Hornbill etc

During this tour TAMRON INDIA is supporting us by providing their Telephoto lenses for the participants.

Bonus: Tour participants qualify for a 10% discount on all equipment you may wish to rent from www.otoworld.in

Talk to COG before you rent in order to avail this exclusive offer.

Many times, Leopards are sighted with their cubs near watering-holes in Yala. Besides big cats and Elephants, we will also focus on the diverse wildlife such as Sambhar Deer, Elephants, Malabar Giant Squirrels, Stripe necked Mongoose, Jungle Fowls, Serpent and Hawk Eagles and Green Pigeons.

Please Note: Sightings in the wild are not guaranteed. But, if we are silent and can keenly observe our natural surroundings, nature is known to be rewarding.

Day 1:

04:00 am Arrive at Yala National Park
Participants are free to take a stroll, relax, freshen up and be ready for Safari. (*Enroute to Yala, packed breakfast can be purchased to be enjoyed at a later time)
6:00 am Meet & greet discussion and Introduction to wildlife photography and leave for Safari.
1:30 pm Lunch Break, Lunch will be arrange within the Park (Packed Lunch)
5:00 pm Head back to our stay, Coffee/snacks will be arranged.
7:30 pm - Discussion about our Safari experience
8:30 pm - Get dinner and Head to your rooms for some well-deserved sleep
8:00 pm Group will assemble for a critique session of the images captured
9:00 pm Enjoy the packed dinner and continue the learning and discussion until bedtime

Day 2:

5:15 am Wake-up call. Freshen up and assemble at the safari point by 5:45 am
6:00 am Leave for the morning safari
09:00 am - Breakfast, inside the park (Packed Food)
1:30 pm Lunch Break, Lunch will be arrange within the Park (Packed Lunch)
5:00 pm Head back to our stay, Coffee/snacks will be arranged.
7:30 pm - Group will assemble for a critique session of the images captured
8:30 pm - Get dinner and continue the learning and discussion until bedtime

Day 3:

5:15 am Wake-up call. Freshen up and assemble at the safari point by 5:45 am
6:00 am Leave for the morning safari and return by 9:00 am
09:00 am - Breakfast, inside the park (Packed Food)
1:30 pm Lunch Break, Lunch will be arrange within the Park (Packed Lunch)
5:00 pm Head back to our stay, Coffee/snacks will be arranged.
7:30 pm - Group will assemble for a critique session of the images captured
8:30 pm - Get dinner and continue the learning and discussion until bedtime

Day 4:


10:00 am Check out and assemble for a group photograph to commemorate the incredible tour & bid adieu to Yala National Park

10% Flat off for all the Equipment you rent from www.otoworld.in Please do let us know if you need to hire any equipment.

Cost :

  • Fee - 45000/- INR

Inclusion:

  • 3 nights non-ac accommodation on twin sharing basis
  • All meals.
  • 3 jungle safaris and entry to Yala national park
  • Photography expert who will accompany you on the safaris and conduct the sessions and discussions as detailed in the itinerary
  • Tips & gratuities.


Exclusions:

  • All travel related expenses like Flight Tickets, Visa except for safaris and Colombo to Clolombo Cab Charges
  • Snacks,Fruits, Beverage costs (including bottled water, soft drinks or non-alcoholic beverages)
  • Camera/Video charges – as applicable to the equipment carried by the participant. This fee may be collected by Forest Department of Sri Lanka where applicable. ( Generally they don't charge, but sometimes they might have different rules)
  • Any kind of personal expenses
  • Insurance, laundry and phone calls
  • Any other charges not included in the inclusions list
If you need travel assistance from Bangalore or any other place of origin, please do let us know upfront. Travel to and fro Colombo Airport if required will be an additional cost apart and needs to be specificed and confirmed beforehand.

Cancellation Terms:

Cancellation for an event will be considered via verbal communication followed with a written mail to cog@captureography.com

Refund policy:

  • 50% fee to be refunded if cancellation is done 30 days prior to the event
  • 330% fee to be refunded if cancellation is done between 15-30 days of the event
  • No refund if cancellation is done between 0-14 days of the event

FAQ's

What should I carry with me for the tour?

Equipment: Equipment: Your camera and extra batteries with memory card, tripod, lens & laptop.
Toiletries, Clothes preferably Green, Brown coloured or camouflage frienldy.
Medicines (If you are taking any/ First-aid Kit).

What equipment do you suggest we carry for this tour?

A lens with a Focal Length of 200mm and above for Mammals and 400mm and above for Bird photography.

What will be the key take away for me from an photo tour?

Professionals in the field will guide you with respect to the technicalities involved in Wildlife photography. You will learn to observe behavioral aspects of mammals in order to compose and capture wildlife in better frames. The do’s and dont's of human behaviour while visitng a wildlife habitat.

Who should participate in this Tour? Is there any eligibility criteria?

This Workshop is for Intermediate level to Advanced level Photographers. However if you are a beginner and interested in Wildlife, we can help you pick up a few tips and techniques through online sessions prior to the tour.

I don't possess the adequate equipments to shoot wildlife. Can I still be a part of a photo tour?

You can always rent the necessary equipments so go ahead and contact us and we will help you out in renting the necessary gear from www.otoworld.in, our equipment partner for the tours.

Why aren't onward and return journeys included on this tour?

Since participants of our tours travel from various parts of the world as per their individual preferences, we have scheduled it this way. We can however provide the necessary assistance you might need in arranging logistics, where possible.
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Testimonial

Veda VS   Immigration Specialist, IBM
It was a great experience for me, Capture 'O' Graphy gave me the right start towards photography. Great fun, Talks from experts gave it another level of experience. ppl interested in wildlife photography got great buddies here... :P
Yathiraju N, Manager, Capgemini
A very big Thanks for Kiran and his team for conducting and sharing the knowledge on Photography, Activities are well placed and phased for a beginner to understand the photography skills and techniques. Looking forward for your next workshop.....Cheers!!
Catherine Parson  Managing Director of Principle Selection Ltd, London
I have used twice the services of Capture 'O' Graphy and was really impressed with 1- the professional approach; 2- the quality of the pictures. Kiran spent very valuable time with me to understand exactly what I needed; I didn't have to correct anything as the results were better than what I expected. We had to do lots of external pictures on top of the internal ones. Kiran is not just any photographer; he is someone who is passionate about life and how to capture the essence of it.
Kiran H T, Sr.Software Engineer, LG India
I liked the way Kiran transferred his knowledge about photography to the people around him. I can now very confidently tell that I have a decent knowledge on camera parts and how to use it and about the technicalities. I recommend this workshop to guys who want to get good hold on photography. Looking forward for your next workshop...Kudos to C'O'G...Cheers!!